The Mikado dining table, designed by Alain van Havre, has been one of our most recognizable designs for years. For its round version, we kept the same eye-catching construction but aimed for a visually lighter design. In an exercise of balance and stability, the legs are thinner and more refined with round edges to fit the solid oak dining table's new shape.
*Please note that wood pieces are unique and may come with natural variations.
All in all, the natural characteristics are called “Medullary Rays” as they are the unique cellular structures found in solid wood (especially in White Oak.) These desired characteristics are drawn out by the type of cut which is known as “Quarter-Sawn.” This type of cut is revered for its beauty, strength, and prevention of warping.
However, other factors including light and shade variations will also enhance the beauty. Despite that, quarter-sawn oak is “a more structurally sound hardwood than flat-sawn oak. It resists cupping, twisting, warping, moisture penetration, and raised grain. One of the most sought-after features of quarter-sawn white and red oak is the flecks and the rays that appear on the face of the boards as a result cutting along the growth rings.”
Alain Van Havre
59 1/2"W x 59 1/2"D x 30"H
Made from solid oak with a hardwax oil finish.
Designed in Belgium